Media coverage of the plan:
ABC-11 Eyewitness News (WTVD)
The News & Observer Publishing Co.
Triangle Business Journal
By Jill Wells Heath
Chair, Chamber Board of Directors
Yesterday, Wake County officials released the proposed Wake County Transit Plan, built upon recommendations from a broad-based, bi-partisan advisory committee that studied the topic for nearly a year.
A Multimodal Approach
The Chamber applauds the robust process that involved stakeholders from all Wake County municipalities and several public input sessions. We are pleased to see the multimodal approach recommended by the Advisory Committee incorporated in the plan. It includes:
- A significant expansion of bus service
- The creation of bus rapid transit
- Plans for a future regional commuter rail line.
The proposed plan benefits all of Wake County and includes both immediate and long-term investments that will provide travel alternatives to increased congestion as our community grows.
The Chamber and the Regional Transportation Alliance will continue to engage the business community to develop consensus around the final plan. We encourage all residents to review the recommendations, provide feedback, and keep the conversation going. We look forward to a successful referendum next November.
The Chamber views expanded and enhanced transit as an important component for the continued prosperity of our growing community and a top priority in the coming year.
I encourage everyone to get engaged in this community conversation. Check out the plan at www.waketransit.com and share your feedback.